Recently I've been getting much more interested in the "retro" computers of my youth, partly because I've been writing crazy code in Z80 assembly-language, and partly because I've been preparing to introduce our child to his first computer:
- An actual 1982 ZX Spectrum, cassette deck and all.
- No internet
- No hi-rez graphics
- Easily available BASIC
- And as a nice bonus the keyboard is wipe-clean!
I've got a few books, books I've hoarded for 30+ years, but I'd love to collect some more. So here's my request:
- If you have any books covering either the Z80 processor, or the ZX Spectrum, please consider dropping me an email.
I'd be happy to pay €5-10 each for any book I don't yet own, and I'd also be more than happy to cover the cost of postage to Finland.
I'd be particularly pleased to see anything from Melbourne House, and while low-level is best, the coding-books from Usbourne (The Mystery Of Silver Mountain, etc, etc) wouldn't go amiss either.
I suspect most people who have collected and kept these wouldn't want to part with them, but just in case ..
Tags: books, spectrum, z80 3 comments
The Usborne books are available as PDFs from their website, so you could print them if you can't get them any other way :
Some of them can be quite expensive when they turn up on sites like eBay, especially the "Write Your Own Fantasy Games" one.